Re: tunnel diodes retrace lines in curve tracer

Brad Thompson

Tom Lee wrote on 2/18/2021 5:15 PM:

(And yes, I know that we already had satellites by 1961. But not powered by TDs)
Hello,  Tom and the group--

I dimly recall a mention of 100-ampere tunnel diodes, likely lab curiosities
that never saw production in any meaningful quantities. One possible
application might have served as switches in a DC-to-DC convertor fed
by power from low-voltage sources (thermopiles?).


Brad  AA1IP

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